As parents, we are responsible for ensuring our children are well taken care of and in the best health possible. We make sure they take their vitamins, try to provide healthy foods to give them the nutrients they need to thrive, and encourage physical activity to keep their bodies healthy. But what parents may not know is that spinal health also plays an important role in keeping children healthy and happy. Spines are literally the backbone or foundation of children’s’ health. Regular chiropractic care from a Cape Coral chiropractor is crucial for removing nerve interference that can cause dysfunction in both children and adults. Chiropractic care is so effective that case studies have shown the extreme significance of spinal health for the overall health of children. One recent study focused on 881 children of about 12 years of age. After seeking chiropractic care, anxiety and stress, fatigue, depression, and symptoms of pain were drastically decreased. For children this age who are still developing and in a crucial period in life, a healthier, happier childhood sets them up for future success as an adult.

Does My
Child Really Need Adjustments?

Parents may worry that chiropractic care can harm their
children, when in fact, nothing is further from the truth. Chiropractic care is
incredibly gentle and very helpful and effective. Studies have shown the
effects of what can happen when children have poor spinal health. A study
published in the Journal of Chiropractic
Medicine
focused on children with “congenital torticollis” or tight neck
muscles that affect the way children hold their heads. Thankfully, these
children received chiropractic care to address tightness of the neck, but if
they hadn’t, they would have had to deal with neck pain and tightness into
adulthood and likely for the rest of their lives, which could have caused
migraine pain, thyroid problems, heartburn, or even constipation. Kids are
notoriously clumsy and reckless, and they trip, fall, flip off of things, and
run into things almost constantly. These bumps and impacts, though usually
minor, can easily cause misalignments of the spine or other joints that result
in long-term pain or health conditions. In our world of technology today, “tech
neck” and “text neck” are common among children who spend a lot of time looking
down at tablets or phones. This too can lead to neck or back pain that can
continue into adulthood if not addressed. But there is hope for a healthier
childhood and healthier adulthood with chiropractic care from Cape Coral
chiropractor Dr. Omar Clark.

Impacting
the Present and the Future with Neurologically-Based Chiropractic Care

Dr. Omar at Experience Family Chiropractic believes in
making the world a better place, and his main way of doing that is through
impacting the health of his community. When more people are under chiropractic
care, we are healthier as a community. When our kids
receive chiropractic care
, we set them up for a healthier future so they
can further impact our community. Neurologically-based chiropractic care
improves overall body function and overall health and wellness, leading to a
healthier population both now and in the future. To learn more about how chiropractic
can improve the health and lives of you and your children, contact the team at Experience Family
Chiropractic in Cape Coral today.

Sources

Alcantara, Joel, et al. “The
Quality of Life of Children Under Chiropractic Care Using PROMIS-25: Results
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Complementary Medicine
, vol. 24, no. 4, 2018, pp. 378–384., https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2017.0141.

Mcwilliams, Jeanne E., and Carol
D. Gloar. “Chiropractic Care of a Six-Year-Old Child with Congenital
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Siegenthaler, Mette Hobaek.
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